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Common Office Desk Phone Could Be Leaking Info to Chinese Government, Report Alleges

Phones by Yealink have been observed sending encrypted messages to Chinese servers three times a day.

2021 Top Ten: Tech

Along with AI and JADC2, the year's top tech stories include the Army's December announcement of a vaccine that covers all possible COVID variants.

Air Force Breakthrough Brings Space-Based Solar Power One Step Closer

Tomorrow’s remote military bases could be powered by a light-to-microwave tile that just passed a key test.

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US Army Creates Single Vaccine Against All COVID & SARS Variants, Researchers Say

Within weeks, Walter Reed researchers expect to announce that human trials show success against Omicron—and even future strains.

One Social-Media ‘Like’ Doesn’t Say Much About a Potential Extremist

Data from open-source social media is generally only helpful in combination with other information.

This Army Reservist’s Formula Predicts the Inside Layout of Buildings from Satellite Photos

The ability to predict the placement of stairs, rooms, etc., could be a big help to tactical teams.

Army Bring-Your-Own-Device Experiments Test New Security Concepts

The service is “setting the stage” to try new communications ideas in the Pacific.

This New AI Tool Can Help Spot an Imminent Invasion

Want to know how many trucks are in border regions, or get an alert when bomber traffic spikes?

This Air Force Targeting AI Thought It Had a 90% Success Rate. It Was More Like 25%

Too little of the right kind of data can throw off target algorithms. But try telling the algorithm that.

General Atomics Unveils New Drone That Carries 16 Hellfire Missiles 

The Mojave, marketed for special forces, doesn’t need a traditional runway to launch.

How China Is Challenging US Central Command, Digitally

The Pentagon may have “CENTCOM fatigue,” but Beijing is pushing into the Middle East, warns the command’s communications chief.

DODIIS Conference Wire: USAF's Information Warfare

On Day 2 of the conference, a look at how the Air Force's new IW operating concepts.

DODIIS Conference Wire: AI's Promise and Peril

As DODIIS opened, several leaders said machine learning would help keep tabs on Russian and Chinese advances—eventually.

‘Slow-Boil Crisis’: DIA Needs More Capability to Track Russian, Chinese Tech Work

It takes years to train intelligence analysts, but the Pentagon doesn’t have “that kind of time.”